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Up at 5 A.M. and it is time to prepare for the Marathon. Half a banana, half a bagel some Gatorade, body-glide (chaffing after several hours of running is very painful) and we're out the door.A 6 A.M. start will definitely help us to avoid the heat but I am getting a little tired of all these early mornings on this 'vacation'.I feel pretty good considering all things and Les seems ready as well. As for Linda with her big 5K ...
... has been a sunny and warm day, and I hope it stays that way, but I'm ready for the sudden weather changes that the region is known for.
Today I decided to explore Estes Park itself. The name derives form Joel Estes who came here in the 1860s and settled with his family. He was not very succesful and soon departed, but the name stuck. Here is some information from a local history book: 'In 1876 Estes Park was already famous - ...
... one guy that thinks he doesn’t have to wait in the line and he will just skirt past everyone on the shoulder like he doesn’t know it isn’t a lane or maybe he wants to just take a picture of the national park sign then casually slip into the front of the line. Jerks. We finally get in but now the line up is like a train moving slowly through the park roads. We head for Old fall River Road which is part 2 way paved then switches to one ...
... hummingbirds coming to feeders (I got a rather nice photo of one perched in a tree, but he was 2FFR.)
A Magpie, bouncing from rail to branch in a clear effort to check out the tables for potential scraps
Several mourning doves perched in the tree next to the deck, cooing, and also awaiting crumbs
And a little ground squirrel, who was VERY busy darting around up and down back and forth from table to table to ...
... our journey. It also meant we would miss out on visiting the Grand Tetons National park.
We entered Yellowstone and were instantly impressed. The entrance is flanked by massive snow capped mountain ranges and the road hugged a beautiful, cold stream. Joseph busied himself reading out all of the sights we could see along the way. Our route was somewhat restricted due to roads still being closed but there was still ...